Monday, October 15, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 15 to 18, 2018

16] BARCS Fundraiser – Oct. 15
17] Food Rescue Baltimore – Oct. 15
18] Fund the Trust rally -- Oct. 15
19] Phone bank for Johnny O -- Oct. 15
20] We The People Statewide Tour – Oct. 15
21] Baltimore Ceasefire Meeting – Oct. 15
22] District 5 Board of Education Candidate Forum -- Oct. 15
23] Get the Money Out – Oct. 15
24] Support Ben Jealous and Susie Turnbull -- Oct. 16
25] Peace Vigil – Oct. 16
26] Peace of Pizza Fundraiser -- Oct. 16
27] No Drone Research DEMO – Oct. 16
28] Phone bank for Ben Jealous – Oct. 16 & 18
29] District 7 Board of Education Candidate Forum – Oct. 16
30] Fake News and the Free Press – Oct. 16
31] Medicare For All-Shocking Update Oct. 16
32] Canvass Baltimore City – Oct. 16
33] Food Rescue – Oct. 17
35] Defenders of Animal Rights – Oct. 17
36] Fundraiser for Ben Jealous – Oct. 17
37] Restoring & Protecting Earth's Wild Beauty – Oct. 17
38] Research Associates Foundation (RAF) grant worker Oct. 17
16] – There is a BARCS Fundraiser, hosted by Woody's Cantina, 821 S. Broadway, Baltimore 21231, daily, until Oct. 29.  On Mon., Oct. 15, Tues., Oct. 16 and Wed., Oct. 17, it starts at 11 AM.  10% of sales from 11 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday, will go to BARCS!  Go to

17] – On Mon., Oct. 15, and every Monday until Feb. 4, 2019, at noon, there will be a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. Food Rescue Baltimore is honored to partner with The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring access to free vegan/plant-based food in the community. Bring a bag. Take what you want from noon to 1PM or while supplies last. No purchase is necessary to take advantage of the Food Rescue Baltimore give away. Items from The Land of Kush's menu are not included in the give-away but will be available for sale. See

18] – On Mon., Oct. 15 from 4 to 6 PM, call for Fund The Trust- NO Exemptions!  This is hosted by the Baltimore Housing Roundtable at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202.  Go to
On September 27th the Taxation and Finance Committee voted to pass the Fund The Trust Act! Now the Fund The Trust Act moves to second reader and will be considered by the full City Council.
19] – On Mon., Oct. 15 at 5:30 PM and continuing until November 5, do phone banking with Team O!, hosted by Johnny Olszewski for Baltimore County Executive, 4050 North Point Blvd., Dundalk 21222.  Join a people-powered campaign to build a better Baltimore County!  Contact Team O's Brad at 410-371-9731 or at  Look at

20] – Our civil liberties are a vital part of our democracy. We need to do everything we can to make sure our civil liberties are protected for all Americans, especially for people of color, queer folks and people with disabilities. Join Dana Vickers Shelley, the new executive director of the ACLU of Maryland, on Mon., Oct. 15 from 6 to 8 PM for a We The People Statewide Tour. Other partners are Progressive Maryland & CASA de Maryland. Talk about the upcoming legislative session priorities and criminal justice reform efforts in Baltimore County. Get over to the Owings Mills Branch Library, 10302 Grand Central Ave., Owings Mills 21117.  Email

21] – On Mon., Oct. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, there will be a Baltimore Ceasefire 365 Public Meeting – Southwest at the Vaughn Greene Funeral Home, 4101 Edmondson Ave., Baltimore 21229.  Get flyers and posters. Network with your community. Learn more about Baltimore Ceasefire. Go to

22] – On Mon., Oct. 15 from 7 to 8:30 PM, attend the District 5 Board of Education Candidate Forum, hosted by Take Action AAC at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse, 1223 River Bay Rd., 1223 River Bay Rd., Annapolis 21409. Do you have questions about the future of Anne Arundel County Schools? Here's your chance to ask the candidates for the Board of Education about the issues that concern you.  Go to the Candidate Forum page at  See

23] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Monday, Oct. 15 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.  Call 605-475-6711, code 1136243#.  Work only on brainstorming ideas for participation in the upcoming General Election. Early voting goes from Thurs., Oct. 25 through Thurs., Nov. 1 (8 days), and Election Day is Tues., Nov. 6. 

24] –  Support Ben Jealous and Susie Turnbull, Democratic Nominees for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, as part of Our Prince George’s Movement at a Happy Hour Fundraiser on Tues., Oct. 16 from 5 to 8 PM at SoBe Restaurant and Lounge, 10621 Greenbelt Rd., Glenn Dale 20769. Email Anthony Davis at 

25] –  Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine.  The next vigil is Oct. 16.  Call 215-426-0364.

26] – On Tues., Oct. 16 from 5 to 8 PM, get over to Friends of the Catonsville Library Peace of Pizza Fundraiser at the Catonsville Peace A Pizza, 15 Mellor Ave., Catonsville 21228.  Enjoy dinner at Peace of Pizza and support The Friends of the Catonsville Library. Help to provide more programming and fund the Catonsville Library History room! Please make sure to mention "Friends of the Catonsville Library" when you pay! See

27] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Oct. 16 from 5:30  to 6:30 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

28] – On Tues., Oct. 16 and Thurs., Oct. 18 at 6 PM, get involved with Baltimore City Phone Banks for Ben Jealous, hosted by the Baltimore City Democratic Party at the 1199 SEIU Maryland/DC, 611 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201.  Call voters across Baltimore, and tell them why Ben Jealous is the best candidate for our City! Phone bank every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 PM.  You'll have talking points on hand, and plenty of seasoned volunteers to support you as you engage with neighbors across Baltimore. Just bring a cell phone and a charger! Go to

29] – On Tues., Oct. 16 from 7 to 8:30 PM,  there is an Anne Arundel County District 7 Board of Education Candidate Forum, hosted by Take Action AAC at American Legion Hall, 830 Central Ave., Edgewater 21037 (3 miles east of Rt. 2). Do you have questions about the future of Anne Arundel County Schools? Here's your chance to ask the candidates for the Board of Education about the issues that concern you. Go to the Candidate Forum page at  See

30] – On Tues., Oct. 16 from 7 to 8:30 PM, WBAL-TV's Jayne Miller moderates Fake News and the Free Press, hosted by the Baltimore County Public Library (Towson Branch), 320 York Road, Towson 21204. Maryland reporters and journalists talk about the impact of misinformation on the public’s perception of current events and the responsibilities of media organizations when reporting the news. Panelists are Bryan Sears from The Daily Record, Kelly Swoope of WMAR-TV, John Kirch of the Baltimore Watchdog and Towson University professor, Jamyla Krempel, digital producer at WYPR, and David Zurawik of The Baltimore Sun and Goucher College. Visit

31] – On Tues., Oct. 16 from 7 to 8 PM, get into the Medicare For All-Shocking Update, hosted by Alli For Virginia at Facebook Live, 8751 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt 20770.  Go to Come learn the TRUTH about Medicare For All and why you don't have it already. This is a life changing event that exposes corruption in the healthcare industry and how it effects everyone. Get all your questions answered. You won't want to miss this one as Congressional Candidate, Helen Alli tells it all. Go to

32] – On Wed., Oct.17 from 10 AM to 2 PM, Canvass Baltimore City for the general election with Progressive Maryland Baltimore. Mobilizing the vote in Baltimore City is one of the most crucial steps to getting Ben Jealous elected in November. Support other local progressive candidates in the districts we canvass! Come help make the blue wave happen and meet your fellow voters!  The location is to be announced. CONTACT Michael Feldman at  See

33] – On Wed., Oct. 17 at noon at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore, get some free rescued food.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious food home. The food rescue will continue every Wednesday until Feb.  6, 2019.

34] – CONGRESSPERSON JOHN SARBANES INVITES YOU TO JOIN HIM FOR THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL JOB FAIR on Wed., Oct. 17 from 3 to 7 PM at the East County Community Recreation Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring 20904. To register for the event, see

35] – On Wed., Oct. 17 from 4 to 9 PM, be at the Fundraising Night for Defenders!  It is hosted by Defenders of Animal Rights Inc. at the Texas Roadhouse - Hunt Valley, 11352 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley 21031.  Ten percent of your total food purchase will be donated to our shelter! Be sure to stop by the table for the raffle and bake sale, too! See

36] – Join Senate-Nominee Mary Washington in Supporting Democratic-Nominee for governor, Ben Jealous!  Mary is all in for Ben Jealous contributing $1,000 to his campaign. Mary has been vocal in wanting to use her resources that won the most watched race in Baltimore City to turn out the vote in the 43rd district.  The fundraiser is on Wed., Oct. 17 from 5:30 to 8 PM, and the address will be provided upon an RSVP at Rep. Elijah Cummings will be there.

37] – On Wed., Oct. 17 from 6:30 to 7:45 PM, get caught up in Restoring & Protecting Earth's Wild Beauty, hosted by the Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P St. NW, WDC 20005.  It is free admission, but a $10 donation is expected. This donation will support the Carnegie Fund. Why create national parks? Although the process of designating new parkland is lengthy and complex, national parks offer ecological, cultural, and economic benefits, while also guaranteeing long-term conservation of fragile ecosystems. Founded by Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and her late husband, Douglas, Tompkins Conservation and its partners have protected approximately 13 million acres of parkland in Chile and Argentina. Mrs. Tompkins will answer the question of why national parks are a worthwhile investment by drawing on her years as the CEO of Patagonia, Inc., in addition to her more than two decades leading initiatives to re-wild and restore biodiversity in South America. See

38] –The deadline for this cycle of Research Associates Foundation (RAF) grant applications is Mon,, Oct. 29.  Applications must be both emailed and mailed via the US Postal Service.  Emailed copy is due by 5 PM on Oct. 29.  Mailed copy must be postmarked Oct. 29 or earlier.  This is an excellent opportunity for activists, both individuals and organizations, to get up to $2,500 to fund transformative social change projects in the Baltimore area.  Go to to see guidelines and to download applications.  An information session will be held on Wed., Oct. 17 at 7 PM for anyone interested in applying for a RAF grant.  This will take place at St. John's Church, 27th & St. Paul Sts. (enter on 27th St.), Baltimore 21218, in the youth room.  As you enter, turn to your right and go to the end of the hall, past the bathrooms.  The information session will afford opportunities to listen, ask questions, and/or get help with your application.  Board members Barbara Larcom and Qiara Butler will facilitate. Email

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Go to

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

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